Great White Shark Spotted in La Jolla Shores

Lifeguards are posting warning signs around the cove

By Sarah Grieco and Lauren Steussy
|  Monday, Jul 2, 2012  |  Updated 8:24 PM PDT
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A great white shark was spotted off the coast of La Jolla Shores, according to San Diego Fire Department spokesperson Maurice Luque.

One lifeguard was in the water when they spotted a 14-foot great white shark at 3:30 p.m. The sighting was roughly 50 yards off the coastline, just north of the lifeguard tower.

“We know that Sharks exist in San Diego waters, but it’s rare to see them this close to shore,” said Lt. Andy Lerum with the San Diego Lifeguards.

One witness said he saw the two-foot fin through the water, and then saw the shark headed north.

La Jolla Shores will be closed until Tuesday morning, and advisory signs have been posted throughout the cove.

A boat was used to search for the shark and lifeguards have also requested a helicopter.
 

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